Electric.ie September/October Edition

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 7 Industry News AECI Electrical Trade Show 2022 The AECI would like to thank all who attended and exhibited at their Electrical Trade Show 2022 in the SPA Hotel in Lucan. Gerry Geoghegan the AECI president, of cially opened the event and spoke about both the opportunities and the responsibilities that we all have to progress this electrical industry in the uncertain years ahead. He thanked the exhibitors for the great support again this year and also of course the many contractors in attendance. The winner of the "Product of the show award" was Maus Distribution with its Fire Extinguisher for Distribution Boards the Maus Stixx Pro. They say that this is one of the best pieces of re safety technology in a generation. This amazing product is ideal for con ned spaces, including electrical housing, fuse boxes, IT cabinets, refrigerators, camper vans, boats, Yachts and so on. Maus Stixx Pro protects against res for 5 years. These innovative stickers automatically emit inert gases when they exceed 180 degrees Celsius, smothering res in enclosed spaces, without the need for human action or manual re extinguishers. ‒ The Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland) trade show was back again this year after a two year absence due to COVID. It took place on 31st August at a new venue, the SPA Hotel in Lucan. There was plenty of exhibitors, seminars and prizes. This year the number of electrical contractor's attending the event seemed particularly high. This year the seminars focussed on EV Charging, New Wiring Rules, Standards on Safety Wear and Protective Clothing. Schneider Electric gave an excellent technical talk on Electrical Fire Hazard Mitigation. There was also some excellent prizes to be won including some Jason and Fred from Eastern Electrical. Dave Butler, Safe Electric chatting to customers. Unitrunk - Ciaran O'Connor with Gerry. MK Panels Ltd. - Lorcan Nolan, Noel Kelly with Gerry Geoghegan and Niall Dunne. RESI9 boards from Schneider Electrical, Car Chargers from RDCS and Temple Connectivity sponsored a Fluke 378 FC/E NonContact Voltage Clamp Meter. Exhibitors seemed to be very pleased with the customer turnout as well as the interest shown in their products. Great to see such a busy show. More photographs on page 50

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